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Leone Ginzburg - Early life and career, Persecution and internal exile, Capture and murder

Scholar and politician, born in Odessa, S Ukraine. A lecturer in Russian literature, he was active in the anti-Fascist movement. He helped set up Giustizia e Libertà (Justice and Freedom) and was one of publisher Einaudi's leading contributors. He was jailed (1934–6) and then interned in Abruzzo (1940–3). A member of the Partito d'Azione, he took part in the Roman resistance and died in jail after being tortured.

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